The mental health of children has been worsening during the pandemic, a critical issue that affects many families and children across Massachusetts.

One way to advocate for children’s mental health is by lighting up green in support of Children’s Mental Health Week this year!

Here at PPAL we’ve already started reaching out to bridges and large landmarks across Massachusetts to request them to light up green during the month of May — and you can help light up Massachusetts green by decorating the outside of your home with green string lights or garlands! Additionally, consider asking your town hall, fire department, or other local landmarks to light up during May.

When you’re done, photograph what’s being lit up green and send it to We’d love to see what you end up doing!

2023 List of CMHW Lightings

Gillette Stadium’s Patriot Place, May 7-13
Boston City Hall – May 11 – May 13
Gardner City Hall
Winchendon Town Hall
Winchendon CAC
Fitchburg Gazebos
Westminster Gazebos
Cornerstone Church, 122 Gardner Rd, Winchendon